Paper News & Gossip: Moyes Mauled, Suarez in Real Madrid Transfer Link

Ian Rodgers@irodgers66World Football Staff WriterDecember 5, 2013

Paper News & Gossip: Moyes Mauled, Suarez in Real Madrid Transfer Link

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    Manchester United manager David Moyes would be wise to steer clear of the newspapers on Thursday after his side's home defeat to Everton.

    The Scot failed to win at United in 11 years as Goodison Park boss, but successor Roberto Martinez succeeded on his first attempt with the Toffees.

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has again seen his link with Real Madrid resurface following his hat-trick against Norwich City in an exceptional individual display at Anfield.

    Who else is making the headlines on Thursday morning? Read on to find out more.   

Moyes Labelled 'Chump' After Everton Claim First Old Trafford Win Since 1992

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    Manchester United manager David Moyes is back in the firing line after Bryan Oviedo fired Everton to their first win at Old Trafford since 1992.

    Moyes was labelled a "Chump" in Martin Blackburn's report for The Sun (subscription required) as the former Goodison Park boss voiced his disappointment with the result.

    Blackburn is one of a number of newspaper writers to note that Moyes failed to win at United in 11 years as Everton boss, while Martinez succeeded in his first attempt.

    In other news, Moyes is looking to offload Ashley Young and Anderson in January to fund a transfer swoop of his own, reports David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror.

    Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic is a transfer target for United, but they will face competition from Borussia Dortmund for the £20 million-rated player, reports John Cross of the Mirror

Luis Suarez Link with Real Madrid Resurfaces After One-Man Show vs. Norwich

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    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez tormented Norwich City on Wednesday night as he struck his third hat-trick against the Canaries in a 5-1 rout.

    The display coincided with the re-emergence of a transfer link with Real Madrid, which includes Philippe Coutinho as part of a £65 million offer, reports Jack Wilson of the Daily Star.

    Elsewhere, the Reds are poised to score a point over Real by clinching the signature of Valmir Berisha ahead of the Bernabeu club, claims David Maddock of the Mirror.

    Liverpool forward Iago Aspas could be set for a return to Spain in a loan deal with Valencia after just six months at Anfield, reports Ed Malyon of the Mirror.

    The Reds have also been linked with a move for wantaway Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov, Wilson claims in the Star.

    Meanwhile, hopes of signing Martin Montoya and Christian Tello from Barcelona are hanging in the balance, according to the Star's Nick Lustig

Aaron Ramsey Linked with Barcelona as Paul-Georges Ntep Favours Arsenal

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    Aaron Ramsey's excellent form for Arsenal has not gone unnoticed across the continent, and Simon Jones of the Daily Mail reports that the midfielder is the subject of interest from Barcelona.

    The Wales international has been watched by Camp Nou scouts in recent matches for Arsenal and his country, claims the report.

    Auxerre forward Paul-Georges Ntep has hinted that he would prefer a move to Arsenal in preference over Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Aston Villa, claims David Wright of the Star.

    Meanwhile, the Gunners have joined Manchester City in the chase for former Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra, reports Ben Jefferson of the Daily Express.

    However, any Arsenal move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has been dismissed by Arsene Wenger, says the Star's Jack Wilson

Chelsea Line Up Radamel Falcao Loan as Mata, De Bruyne Linked to Atletico

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    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is lining up a loan move for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, reports the Star's Nick Lustig.

    According to the report, the Colombia international is unhappy with his contract at Monaco. Real Madrid are also keen on luring the former Atletico Madrid forward back to Spain.

    Lustig adds that Stamford Bridge pair Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne have been linked with Atletico, while the Spanish club prepare to let Koke join Manchester United.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois—who is still on loan at Atletico—is being courted by Barcelona, claims John Edwards of the Mail.

    Elsewhere, The Sun (subscription required) reports that Chelsea and Arsenal are chasing Paris Saint-Germain defender Adrien Rabiot. 

Bits and Pieces: Sami Khedira, World Cup Violence, Arjen Robben, Romelu Lukaku

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    Real Madrid are maintaining dialogue with midfielder Sami Khedira over a new deal in a bid to stave off the attentions of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, reports Jack Wilson of the Star.

    The Germany international is currently out of action with a long-term knee injury, but Bernabeu manager Carlo Ancelotti is determined to keep Khedira, claims the article.

    Supporters attending the 2014 World Cup have been warned about the potential for violence in Brazil by the country's sports minister, reports John Dillon of the Express.

    Bayern Munich are facing an anxious wait on news of Arjen Robben after the Holland international picked up a knee injury against Augsburg, reports Ashley Clements of the Mail.

    Barcelona are preparing a move for Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Everton from Chelsea, reports Charles Perrin of the Express